Captain Tom Moore’s daughter forced to apologise to BBC for sending angry email saying story is a ‘total lie’ | The Sun

CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore's daughter has apologised after sending an angry email to the BBC over new allegations about her.

Hannah Ingram-Moore accused the corporation of "a total lie" as it reported she was paid thousands of pounds via her family firm for event appearances which heavily featured her late father's charity.

But minutes after sending the BBC her first email she backtracked, saying it had been sent in error.

BBC Two's Newsnight reported last night that her company was paid for judging awards ceremonies which included the Captain Tom Foundation on its award plaques.

However, her appearance fee was not paid through the charity and instead went to Maytrix Group, a company owned by her and her husband Colin.

When the allegations were put to her in advance by Newsnight, she responded by email: "You are awful. It's a total lie."

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The BBC reported she sent a follow-up six minutes later, saying: "Apologies. That reply was for a scammer who has been creating havoc."

Ms Ingram-Moore helped judge the Virgin Media O2 Captain Tom Foundation Connector Awards in 2021 and 2022 while on an £85,000 salary as the charity’s interim chief executive.

The ceremony even included the name of the charity and had its logo on the award plaques.

But Newsnight claims Ms Ingram-Moore did not seek approval from the charity’s board before entering into the commercial arrangement – which is being probed internally by the foundation.

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A spokesperson for the charity trustees said: “The Captain Tom Foundation is aware of the commercial arrangements made by Hannah Ingram-Moore with Virgin Media O2 in respect of the ‘Virgin Media Captain Tom Foundation Connector Awards’.

“This matter is subject of an ongoing internal investigation.

"The Charity Commission has been notified of the Foundation’s review of this matter and the Foundation will share its findings once the investigation has concluded.”

A Charity Commission spokesperson said: “Our inquiry into the Captain Tom Foundation remains ongoing.

"Its scope includes examining whether the trustees have adequately managed conflicts of interest, including with private companies connected to the Ingram-Moore family.”

A Virgin Media spokesperson said: “We worked directly with the late Sir Captain Tom to recognise community groups and charities that went above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"When payment was made, we were not aware of any concerns about Ms Ingram-Moore’s family companies or the Captain Tom Foundation that have since come to light after our campaign and relationship with Captain Tom finished.”

Captain Tom lifted spirits during the first Covid lockdown by walking laps of his garden in the Bedfordshire village of Marston Moretaine, in the run-up to his 100th   birthday.

He raised almost £39million for the NHS before his death from the disease in February 2021.

Shortly before his death Captain Tom, accompanied by his family, travelled to Barbados then soon afterwards fell ill and was not seen in public again.

The latest claims come after Captain Tom's family defended their decision to build a spa complex in his name.

Ms Ingram-Moore, 52, and husband Colin built the 50ft by 20ft pool house equipped with changing rooms, toilets and showers.

The couple told planners they wanted an office for The Captain Tom Foundation at their £1.2million home.

But The Sun revealed they instead built the unauthorised spa and pool complex in their garden, which they have since been told to tear down.

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The couple are now appealing the order and defended the structure in planning documents.

Sun Online has contacted Ms Ingram-Moore today for comment.

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